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The B Lab Africa 2023 Summit marked a pivotal moment in pursuing sustainable development and climate resilience by organzing a successful summit on the sidelines of Africa Climate Week. The Summit brought together over 240 participants from more than 15 countries, including industry leaders, academics, and government representatives, to participate in 2 panel discussions and 7 breakout room workshops covering 9 topics connected to 1 overlaying theme.
The Summit focused on the crucial role of businesses in fostering climate-positive futures through sustainable models. Discussions revolved around achieving net-zero emissions through waste management and circular economy strategies while balancing economic growth and sustainability. It delved into innovative financing solutions for sustainable economic growth, spotlighting entrepreneurship and youth employment. The vital role of businesses in advancing social and environmental impact adoption was highlighted.”
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Estimate of potential new jobs created in Africa, in the green economy, by 2030, as per the World Economic Forum report.

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Africa Development Bank projection of annual losses in Africa, by 2030, due to the lack of data-driven decision making.

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World Bank estimates for the annual revenue that Africa can generate from carbon taxes.

B Lab Africa 2023 Summit


H.E. Giovanna Valverde

Ambassador, Embassy of
Costa Rica and Permanent
Representative of UNEP and UN HABITAT

Dr. Vincent Ogutu

Vice Chancellor, Strathmore University

Joe Mucheru

President, Jumo World 

Neha Sharma

Senior Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank

Professor Patrick McSharry

Chief Data Analytics Officer, World Data Lab